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To be honest, this place is not forAverageBiology
To be honest, this place is not for the people who dislike the cold, straight up, through and through. I was not a huge skier/snowboarder and i did not come here with that intent and it shows its true colors now that if you do not like that here then you should reconsider.

The thing is was that this school was a lot of fun when i first arrived here in the fall. There were alot of parties around and it wasnt too hard to find one. But that changed, very very fast. Plymouth state got put on Playboy's #9 party school in the nation, there is not a true science to the selection, just a few dbags i guess made a write up about it and it got picked when a couple people voted for it. For a school of only 4,000, in a EastbumF&*^ town like plymouth, New Hampshire, it turns into a big deal for the school. The school cracked down on the partying alot, I have probably been to more parties that have been broken up than not broken up, its pretty annoying and extremely irritating considering there is nothing else to do there other than go to parties.I came to the school with high expectations and as the time has gone I have made some great friends that I can realistically see myself being close with for years to come and for people that love the outdoors and snowboarding, its great and I am not trying to downplay the school like its a prison, its far from it. But i personally can say I have numerous regrets coming here and this is a school that involves alot of thought before going to. Its not a school for everyone.

1st Year Female -- Class 2014
Innovation: A-, Surrounding City: D-
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Small school, 25mins awayQuite BrightCriminal
Small school, 25mins away from Loon Mountain, COLD winters, snows a lot, party scene is new and fun for my first year and is pretty fun until you realize you do the same thing over and over every weekend, aka get drunk and walk to different places, if you know the home owners otherwise its difficult
2nd Year Male -- Class 2012
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Surrounding City: D-
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I attended PSU until I decided to transferQuite BrightEnglish
I attended PSU until I decided to transfer out after my fall semester of my sophomore year. The reason's for my choosing to leave the school are mostly related to academics, but some personal as well.

Being in the English Department I had some truly amazing professeurs who really pushed me to do the best and as a result I produced some amazing work. Outside of the English Department, academics tended to be a joke. Although you have to take required classes at any school or univerisity, the large number that you have to take a PSU, as well as the standard for such classes is what is lacking. Generally, the required classes I took were as challenging as classes I took early on in high school, and work was irrelevant when trying to apply it to the outside world. If you love your major, good. If not, good luck.

Financially, being an out of state student, you get screwed. New Hampshire has one of the highests out of state tuitions for state universities in the nation, and you'll soon realize that. I was not getting the education I deserved for paying more than $20,000 a year.

Socially, you either love the scene at PSU or hate it. Winter obviously dominates as a huge amount of students either ski and snowboard, so while credit should be given for the campus having so many activities to do on weekends, things can get really quiet during the winter on campus. Also, Plymouth has almost no social scene (It's a town with a population of 6,000) which means that you're looking at drinking as the only form of entertainment, since nothing stays open past 8pm in town except for the 3 or 4 bars.I left the school because financially I thought I could be doing better, academically I could be more challenged, and I just needed a more stimulating environment because I was getting sick of ONLY hearing about people getting tanked or messed up over the weekend.

1st Year Male -- Class 2010
Education Quality: A+, Individual Value: F
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